Newsletter #1

October 2019


Our Kiwi All-Stars and Aussie All-Stars programs have proven to be a HUGE success!

Here is what some of the parents had to say about the experience;


A BIG THANK YOU TO TRAVEL GANG !! Had an awesome trip thank you for all your hard work, commitment, dedication and passion that goes into this successful trip. You certainly covered all aspects of this journey. We saw a lot sites and covered a lot of ground, Amelia and I will have very found memories of this trip of a lifetime, met fantastic people and enjoyed the company of our fellow Travellers. Truly grateful for this opportunity xxx  

Roe Carpenter


Thank you Travel Gang for a wonderful holiday! It was so well organised. We met so many lovely people, visited so many wonderful places and the opportunities you provided to the performers were amazing! Thank you to everyone x  Lisa Kerr

Thank you Oz All Stars for a wonderful adventure. We have had the most amazing time. Thank you Travel gang for been so organised. Everything was easy and went to plan. While Amy was loving the workshops we loved seeing the sights. You guys were amazing!!! Thank you   Tracey Scobell



Thank you all for a fabulous trip! We have thoroughly enjoyed taking in the sites and experiences and making new friends! Well done Travel Gang for putting together a once in a lifetime experience for us, Austin and I have enjoyed every momentKaren Cooper


We will be presenting a LIVE information session on our closed group Facebook page on Sunday October 6th, 2019 at 7:00pm (Kiwi Time). If you are not able to watch at this time, the video will be available for your to play back. 



We have set up a closed Facebook group for the tour participants. Please add yourself 

to this group.

It is a way for us to share live video announcements with you. It is also a way for you to

begin to connect with other people on the tour.

While we are on tour, the Facebook group is the main method of communicating.

We encourage all students and their parents to be in this Facebook group.


You should have received an email from us on 02/10/2019 with a link to your personal customer portal.

PLEASE SAVE YOUR LINK - It is the place where we collect information from you and also the place where you make your payments each time.

If you have not received your customer portal link, please check your junk email folder before contacting us at


Please go to the 'documentation' section of your personal customer portal page to complete the tour preference question.

We offer TWO options on the tour package.

All tour participants are automatically placed on OPTION 1 unless you notify us that you wish to go with OPTION 2 before 01/12/2019.


This is the full itinerary as provided at the cost provided. All flights are included. If your child is travelling without a chaperone on the tour, this is the only option available for them.



This package is designed to assist families that also want to have extra time in the USA before or after the group tour. In this package you arrange your own international flights to and from the USA. If you select this option, your tour begins with us at the Hotel in New York City on 7/01/2021 and ends at the Hotel in Anaheim on 21/01/2021. This will allow you to add extra travel BEFORE and AFTER the group tour. You will totally be responsible for booking your own flight from NZ to New York and from Los Angeles to NZ. Travel Gang do not assist in anything outside of the group tour. The cost of this option is usually around $1100 AUD less as we are not paying for your international flights (price difference could change based on the deal that we may get but it is usually around $1100 AUD less). The amount difference is taken off your final payment to Travel Gang. If you want this tour package, you must notify us by 01/12/2019 through the online portal. You will not be able to change your mind after we have booked the flights.


Please go to the 'documentation' section of your customer portal page and upload a photo of your passport ID page.

If you do not have a passport, we request that you obtain this before the end of 2019.

In order to travel to the USA on this tour, your passport must have expiry at least until August 2021. If your passport is going to expire before this time, please obtain an updated passport before the end of 2019.



Please go to the 'documentation' section of your customer portal page and complete the form about your dietary requirements.



You will have the option to upgrade your plane seat to premium economy and your hotel room to a suite. We will survey all participants around March 2020 for upgrade requests.

We require all participants to take our a travel insurance policy that covers you for medical treatment and cancellation. 

When you have your policy number, please complete the 'Travel Insurance' form in the documentation section of your customer portal.

Tip - Many credit cards come with a free travel insurance product option. We recommend that you investigate to see if this is available to you through your bank and check that the policy provides the cover you desire.


We like to put faces to names so please upload a photo of yourself to the customer portal. This will be published in our tour handbook.



We are working with our sponsors Music Theatre International Australasia to secure an exciting show title for the Kiwi students to perform. An announcement will be made via the Facebook Page in 2020.



We are still working off the original draft itinerary provided. Updates are provided with increasing detail as we secure bookings. You can download the current itinerary below.


We have had an early look at the rooming list and it looks as though we have been able to come up with room combinations that work for almost everyone aligned with their room share preference. We will contact you individually to discuss the rooming options we have come up with.


The next payment of $1000 per person is due NOVEMBER 27th, 2019.

All payments to be paid through the online portal. We use the secure payment gateway 'STRIPE'. You can pay with visa or mastercard debit or credit card.